Japan Enthronement Parade
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EMPEROR NARUHITO’S ENTHRONEMENT PARADE

On 10 November 2019, The Enthronement Parade of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan took place in central Tokyo, the event was postponed by typhoon Hagibis in October.

The Imperial Parade was originally scheduled for the day of the Enthronement Ceremony.

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In the afternoon, the Enthronement Parade started from the Imperial Palace at 3 p.m. with the national anthem, “Kimigayo,” being played by a marching band.

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Their Majesties travelled in a convertible Toyota Century limousine during the 30-minute parade car, from the Imperial Palace to their residence at the Akasaka Imperial Residence.

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Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved to the crowds.

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Spectators waved Japanese flags as they watched the parade progress along the streets of the capital.

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Their Majesties were followed by Crown Prince Fumihito (the younger brother of the Emperor) and Crown Princess Kiko.

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Empress Masako wore a white Gown with the Meiji Scroll Tiara, Diamond Earrings and Diamond Necklace.

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The parade is one of the final official events marking Emperor Naruhito’s accession to throne, which officially took place in May after the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito.

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